The Arts

In Malawi culture is an integral part of many peoples lives. Malawians take their cultural events seriously and exhibit a hunger for ever more imagery and music. This explosion in creativity has most recently been associated with the hope and future of the country's growing confidence in itself and the arts which define - with all the diversity avaliable, what it is to be a Malawian on a continent redefining itself.

GULE WAMKULU - WORLD HERITAGE ARTFORM

Gule Wamkulu literally translated “the big dance” is both a secret cult and ritual dance practiced among the Chewa people living in Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique. Read More (also, see www.kasiyamaliro.org)

 

CHAMARE MUSEUM

The Chamare Museum is a highly acclaimed centre which displays and interprets the history, material culture and spiritual heritage of the tribes of Central Malawi, and their interaction with Christianity and Islam. Read more

 

 

 

MALAWI FILM - SEASONS OF A LIFE by Shemu Joyah

Seasons of a Life launches to much fan appreciation and optimism for the future of film in Malawi. This provocative film probes the choices made by men and women in various stages of their lives. With the launch and completion of the 3 years-in-the-making film Seasons of a Life shed a bright light on the future of Cinema in Malawi.

 

 

 

NANZIKAMBE TAKES MALAWIAN THEATRE GLOBAL

Nanzikambe continues its thrust forward with The Accidental Death of Democracy. A new production from Malawi's finest theatre development organisation. Nanzikambe Arts

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

LAKE OF STARS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Since 2004, autumn in Malawi has seen the Lake of Stars Festival take place on the palm fringed shores of Africa’s third largest lake: Lake Malawi. The festival raises money for charity, promotes Malawian music and provides travellers and Malawians alike with the opportunity to enjoy fantastic live music in an exotic and beautiful location. International and African artists share the stage at Chintheche Inn. So far artists such as Groove Armada’s Andy Cato, Felix B (Basement Jaxx), Yewande (US), the Chibuku DJs. Read more

 

 

 

Read more at these links:

Ministry of Culture
Portrait Malawi
Dedza Pottery
Lake of Stars Music Festival
Mua Mission
Story Workshop
Nanzikambe Arts
FirstDawn Arts (Malawiani Film Company)
UNESCO
Dances of Africa
Peoples of the World